10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Good and robust camera - but noise may be an issue,
This review is from: Pentax Optio W90 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 5x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD (Electronics)
I bought the W90 after my W60 decided to hop overboard during a sailing trip. I liked the W60 as it was small enough for my pocket, took good pictures and was robust enough to take along on offshore trips. My experience, however, was that it seemed to struggle in anything but reasonably good sunlight and that such pictures would often be noisy or blurred.
So, after my W60 went swimming, I went for the newly released W90. It is larger than the W60 but has a lot of new features, including LED's to illuminate close subjects. The 16:9 ratio means that, when taking pictures with a "normal" ratio, there is a black strip on the preview screen - not an issue but it took some getting used to. However, the noise problem seems to have gotten worse - a lot worse, in my view. If you are planning to buy this camera, please make sure you test it first to see if this is OK for you.